Monday, May 16, 2016

756 Appeal to Prime Minister of India to show some mercy to Ms. Jashoda Ben

N.D.A. Government at Center has completed its two years tenure. Shri Narendra Modi, our beloved Prime Minister of India, has placed on his Twitter page, a photo of his showing to his mother, his Prime Ministerial Residence at Race Course Road, Delhi. The hearts of all of us the 1.3 billion Indians, are throbbing with joy, for the honor, love, and respect which our PM is showing to his mother. As PM himself has placed his private photo in public domain, Indians in particular, and the world in general, will get significant transparency of his great personality.

So far so good.

New of Ms. JASHODA BEN w/o our beloved PM Narendra Modi visiting Simhasth Kumbh Mela, at Ujjain.

Though what to publish and what not to publish is a prerogative of the News Editor, (& probably owners of the news papers / tv channels), there is need for Media to show some sweet reasonableness and small mercies towards 'have-nots'. If PM showing Race Course Road residence to his mother gets a FIRST PAGE TOP place + with photo, why the news of PM's wife visiting Simhastha Kumbh MEla does not get at least a last page treatment? Why they could not get and publish a photo?

Why media is more concerned about Aiswarya Roy's lips than the visit of India's Second (or third) Citizen)'s wife, to Simhastha Kumbh Mela?

Mainline newspapers and channels seem to have avoided reporting news, probably because in their view it is not publication-worthy. Very few pages available relating to this particular news, on InterNet seem to have been built from inputs from PTI (Press Trust of India). They contain the same sentences verbatim. Here is a link to one such news page:- . It implies, that they have been given some handouts, by Authorities, with instructions to publish them without changes.

Nobody has published any photo of Ms. Jashoda Ben. One web-page contained a photo, but it is an old file photo. It has nothing to do with Simhastha Kumbh Mela.

Here is one link which published the news:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben took holy bath at the Simhastha Kumbh Mela and offered prayers at the famous Mahakaleshwar temple on Saturday afternoon.

'...Jashodaben visited the temple around 1 pm and took darshan of Lord Shiva,...' a senior police officer said.

During her visit to Mahakaleshwar temple she waited in queue, like any other devotee. She was accompanied by a few members of her family as well.

She spent a little over ten minutes at the temple, which is one of the twelve ‘jyotirlingas’ (divine object) and left after taking darshan.

On Friday, Jashodaben had visited the Saibaba temple at Shirdi in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra as well as the pilgrimage town of Trimbakeshwar in Nashik district and offered prayers at Lord Shiva temple there.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the Vaicharik Kumbh. He is scheduled to be present at the three-day Vaicharik Kumbh, which will be held between 12 May and 14 May.

Our readers may be aware that Ms. Jashoda Ben has applied for her passport to go to England to meet her relatives. Seeking submission of a Marriage declaration / certificate from her, the Passport Authorities seem to have declined her, a passport, which is her legitimate right. On a very minor technical ground, her passport is being denied to her.

Our beloved Prime Minister may not be able to show the same love which he shows on his mother, to his wife. I appeal to our beloved PM to show his wife some small mercies. He need not bring her to his Race Course Road Residence, show it to her and place the photo on Twitter. He can send her one marriage declaration signed by him, and help her to get her passport. Even as an ordinary citizen of this 1.2 billion Nation, she deserves compassion. A person who shows magnanimity loses nothing. On the other hand, he will earn gratitude from a Nation of 1.2 billion people.

What is the use of remaining STIFF-LIPPED, when some mercies can defuse situations and create more amicable environment.

Subject to corrections and deletions. A lot more is to be added. To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.

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